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A common symptom that can result from various causes, such as injury, arthritis, gout, or infection. Ankle pain can affect the bones, ligaments, or tendons of the ankle joint. Depending on the cause, ankle pain may be accompanied by swelling, stiffness or redness.
A tear or stretch of one or more of the muscles in the back of the lower leg. Calf strain can occur due to overuse, sudden movement, or trauma. Calf strain can cause pain, swelling and bruising in the calf area.
A condition that limits the range of motion of the ankle joint. It is caused by injury, inflammation, arthritis, or scar tissue formation in the joint. Ankle joint stiffness can cause pain, swelling, difficulty walking or running, and increased risk of falls.
An inflammation of the Achilles tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles tendonitis can be caused by overuse, injury, or tightness of the calf muscles. Achilles tendonitis can cause pain and swelling at the back of the heel and difficulty walking.
A common symptom that can have various causes, such as injury, overuse, inflammation, arthritis, or nerve damage. Foot pain can affect any part of the foot, such as the heel, arch, or toes.
A loss of sensation or feeling in the foot that can be caused by nerve damage or compression. Some common conditions that can cause foot numbness are diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), tarsal tunnel syndrome (compression of a nerve in the ankle), peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves in the feet or legs), and multiple sclerosis (a disease that affects the central nervous system).
A condition that causes inflammation and pain in the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is often caused by overuse or repetitive stress on the plantar fascia. It is more common in people who are obese, have flat feet or high arches, stand for long periods of time, wear improper footwear, or run frequently.
A condition where one or more joints in the foot become stiff or locked due to injury or inflammation. This can limit the range of motion and cause pain and swelling in the affected joint.
Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage or irritation to your peripheral nerves. These are nerves that carry information from your brain and spinal cord to other parts of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can cause numbness, tingling, burning sensations, or weakness in your hands or feet.
Small knots or tight spots in a muscle that cause pain and stiffness in a specific area or refer pain to another part of the body. Ankle and foot myofascial trigger points can develop due to stress, injury, poor posture or overuse. These myofascial trigger points can affect the movement and function of the ankle joint.
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